The Dial

Squashed it! New boys and girls varsity squash coaches transform program

By Hadley Chapman and Calista Santomero

March 3, 2020

Squash, not to be confused with the vegetable, is a fast-paced racket sport played indoors. It is an all-year sport for those who participate in tournaments, but for school purposes, it is played during the winter. Squash is both a mind and body workout for players as they must outwit and outrun the...

New Athletic Trainers Katie Jenson and Kayla Simpson Bring New Methods to the Training Room

Katie works with Freshman Dan Paridis to get him ready for his soccer game. Before Kayla came to Hackley she was an athletic trainer at Rockland Community college. She graduated from SUNY Cortland in 2017 and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Nutrition and Dietetics to become a Registered Dietitian as well as a Certified Athletic trainer.

By Hadley Chapman, Senior Staff Writer

November 25, 2019

From working with ACL tears to minor thumb sprains, new athletic trainers Katie Jenson and Kayla Simpson have found themselves busy this fall working with injured athletes.  Prior to working at Hackley, Katie worked with Hackley head football coach Simon Berk at Rye High School. She worked as the h...

Increased participation in boys soccer leads to innovative solution

JV Soccer captain Theo Yannuzzi dribbles past defenders in Hackley's game against Horace Mann.

By Griffin Senyek, Staff Writer

October 27, 2019

This soccer preseason, Coach Gillard and Coach Wright were very surprised and excited to see nearly 50 players signed up for the boys soccer program. With all the eager players, this left them with a very challenging decision as to how they would split the teams. Coach Gillard, head coach of the varsity boy...

Hackley basketball bounces back

Senior Matthew Wiele warming up with a dunk for Hackley's House of Sports AAU fall basketball tournament.

By Charlie Lee, Staff Writer

October 17, 2019

After a disappointing 1-13 season for the Hackley Boys Varsity Basketball team, the group is poised to bounce back this year under second-year head coach Zach Kuba. Although the team lost five seniors, they look strong with a foundation of senior captains comprised of Enzi Teacher, Mathew Wiele, and...

All Hackley teams are victorious at Spring Sting

Junior midfielder Julia Thomson reaches to win the draw. Thomson uses her speed and height to her advantage in dominating Horace Mann.

By Sydney Stoller, Online Editor in Chief

April 28, 2019

The Sting is an event organized by the Hackley Parents Association that occurs once during Fall, Winter, and Spring. The event is designed to build school spirit and support for the athletic teams while also providing a fun and engaging day for the students of Lower and Middle Schools.   ...

Sports betting increases in popularity among students despite risk of addiction

By Cole Wyman, Sports Editor

April 8, 2019

In May of last year, the Supreme Court overturned a 1992 federal law that banned sports betting. The ruling did not legalize sports betting, but it did allow individual states to legalize it with their own specifications. Despite the fact that sports betting is illegal in most states, recent observat...

Hackley athletics begin to incorporate technology

This Nixon watch allows athletes to maximize their performance.

By Cole Wyman, Assistant Sports Editor

December 15, 2017

Technology has revolutionized athletics over the past 50 years. Sports technology has changed player development, player scouting, and broadcasting in professional sports, but on the Hilltop, teams have yet to make full use of modern technology. Athletic director Jason Edwards, sees that, in terms of...

Back at the Hilltop: Darnell Davis ’10 returns as new assistant football coach

Back at the Hilltop: Darnell Davis ’10  returns as new assistant football coach

By Annabel Ives and Jordan Miller, Staff Writers

October 6, 2017

Darnell Davis is the new football coach this year, and he has returned to the Hilltop after graduating 7 years ago. Davis started playing football in 7th grade at Hackley and “loved it”. He played running back and safety for four years for “the legendary Coach Pick”, then moved on to play college...

From Indiana to New York; New assistant cross country coach, Leila Braun

From Indiana to New York; New assistant cross country coach, Leila Braun

By Annabel Ives and Jordan Miller, Staff Writers

October 6, 2017

Leila Braun steps onto the track as the new assistant cross country coach. She is transitioning from Culver Academy in Indiana, where she also coached cross country. Though she did not run in college, as she was a NCAA level fencer, Braun possesses great knowledge of the sport. Braun feels that preseason...

Girls Tennis

Girls Tennis

By Tommy Larson, Staff Writer

October 6, 2017

The Hackley Girls Varsity Tennis team can’t wait to get back out onto the court for the 2017 fall season. It is shaping up to be a huge year for them as they only lost two seniors from their starting lineup, and added three more players to the team. Coach David Sykes has very high expectations for...

Field Hockey

Field Hockey

By Lauren Ahern, Assistant Feature Editor

October 6, 2017

Work hard, don’t be afraid to ask questions, and figure out why you love being here is Varsity Field Hockey Coach Jenny Leffler’s advice to her players. The coaches love the enthusiasm and energy the girls have. “We can have a lot of really great talented players, but the only way we are going...

Boys Soccer

Boys Soccer

By Jimmy Hefter, Staff Writers

October 6, 2017

Despite losing eight seniors last year, the Hackley Boys soccer team is pumped to get back on the turf for the 2017 season. While the departure of last year’s seniors may present some challenges, the large presence of underclassmen will surge the team to another successful year. John Gillard, the...

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